Here I am! Don't worry, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth: just a bit busy.
Lily has been growing and developing like crazy. I do realize that babies grow and develop huge amounts the entire first year of existence, but there have been measurable changes and instead of just growing and picking her up head up a bit more, the developments are easily seen. She has moved past army crawling (for the most part) and is either completely up on her hands and knees to crawl or at least making it to knees and elbows. She is also pulling herself up on things, and occasionally all the way up to her feet. I keep thinking I should do something to baby-proof the house, but I haven't done that yet. She actually takes some decent naps, depending on the day, and so that has been awesome. I get so much done!
Yesterday, I tried to get Lily to take a nap, and she just was refusing to sleep like I thought she should, so I went ahead and put her in the crib anyway. Instead of walking away just to walk back 2 minutes later when she started crying like I anticipated, I just sat down on the floor in front of her crib (we have a bumper on her crib so she couldn't see me. I could hear her crawling and rolling around in her crib, but gave her a few minutes. I eventually didn't hear anything and so I decided to check on her and when I looked up, there she was, smiling at me! She had pulled the bumper down and was just staring at me with the most ornery grin you've ever seen..she's a goober. Needless to say, we ended up playing instead of napping.
As far as food goes, she loves carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, applesauce, bananas and the lick of ice cream her daddy gave her and detests all things green. Jesse and I are making some of our own baby food, and she likes that just fine.
With this past weekend being Easter, Jesse, Lily and I headed to Findlay by way of Zanesville. Our favorite Michigan siblings were at Mom and Dad H's for the weekend, so we spent the night there and everyone got to see Lily crawling and how much she's grown and how crazy she is getting. I unfortunately only took about 3 pictures while we were there, but we had a good time anyway.
From Zanesville, we went on to Findlay. It was fun to see everyone again, and Jesse won our Easter egg hunt again this year. Lily's going to have her work cut out for her if she ever intends to win. I should have come in a close second, considering I stole an egg or two out of some baskets when the owner's weren't looking, but I'm pretty sure that Kimmy beat me anyway.
We played lots of games, Lily napped some and we ate waaaaay too much food.
Alright, I guess that's really it. I know you were all just about dying to hear from my crazy family and it was high time that I updated you all. More pictures and updates coming soon!